Terry Franklin Leads Process for ACTEC’s Adoption of Statement Condemning Racism

On behalf of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), partner Terry Franklin led efforts for the organization to adopt a Statement Condemning Racism following the killing of George Floyd, and the attendant civil unrest. As Chair of the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, Franklin initiated the process to generate a Statement making clear ACTEC’s position and commitment to renounce racism in all its forms that could be recommended to the Executive Committee and be approved on behalf of ACTEC. The formulation of the Statement went through extensive vetting, consideration and deliberative input provided by the drafting subcommittee and input from the organization’s leadership.

View ACTEC’s Statement Condemning Racism here.

ACTEC is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,500 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust and tax laws, procedures and professional practice standards.